Welcome to Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now, a curated list of our top five monthly reading recommendations. Our October books and journals focus on self-care, writing, and growth! Flex your bravery muscles with 52 Lists for Bravery; become a nonbinary pronoun wiz with How To They/Them; find inspiration in the kitchen with Cannelle et Vanille Notes; tap into your creative voice with poetry prompts from Write It!; and plan a fun day exploring a winter wonderland with When Winter Comes, a new release from our children’s book imprint Little Bigfoot.
Five Books for Creativity & Growth this October
52 Lists for Bravery
by Moorea Seal
Unlock bravery, self-love, and belief in your own resilience through the empowering practice of list-making. Write 52 lists, one for each week of the year, and discover the courageous person within. Includes 52 listing prompts divided into four sections, actions to encourage readers to take their learnings out into their lives, quotes, short inspiring essays, beautiful photography and illustrations, and more! This journal holds tools to grow courage both inward to create a better self and outward to create a better world.
How To They/Them
by Stuart Getty; Illustrated by Brooke Thyng
In this charming and disarming guide, a real-life they-using genderqueer writer unpacks all your burning questions in a fun, visual way. No soapboxes or divisive comment-section wars here! Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always human, this gender-friendly primer will get you up to speed. It’s about more than just bathrooms and pronouns–this is about gender expression and the freedom to choose how to identify. While THEY might only be for some, that freedom is for everyone!
Cannelle et Vanille Notes
by Aran Goyoaga
Popular Cannelle et Vanille cookbook author, blogger, and Instagram creator Aran Goyoaga curates her most evocative images from her cookbook and her daily inspirations for this lush, gorgeously designed keepsake journal. Aran’s beautiful photographs of food and flowers are sprinkled throughout the journal, which is loosely organized by season and includes several short recipe ideas! A perfect gift for fans of Cannelle et Vanille or anyone who wishes to capture the daily magic of cooking with inspired ingredients.
by Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown
Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire is by award-winning poets and is perfect for writers of all ages! Be inspired and find your voice with this guided journal of writing prompts designed for emerging poets. The 100 thoughtful, stimulating, and fun prompts will help you explore themes, experiment with form and imagery, practice different approaches, and hone emotional and literary tools of expression to help craft authentic writing and build a body of work. This beautiful journal will become a treasured keepsake!
When Winter Comes
by Aimee M. Bissonette; Illustrated by Erin Hourigan
When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods celebrates the joy of playing and exploring in the outdoors during the winter months. Though a forest may be blanketed in snow or a lake frozen over, families who enjoy the outdoors in winter, happily bundled up to play in the energizing weather, know that wildlife is still teeming there. Celebrate the vibrancy of life in winter with this sweet, poetic children’s book.
Sasquatch Picks: Five Books for Right Now will be back in November with more reading recommendations!